In most cases, the initial security risk assessments done by the security consultants using Security Risk Assessment Software tend to cover only some of the key areas related to the threats that their client faces. These initial security risk assessments often cover things like fundamental information management issues or even basic penetration testing. Many companies also tend to install additional authorization levels before moving into penetration testing or trying to develop internal security controls. While these initial security risk assessments can be practical, if a company is looking to develop an effective enterprise-wide security program, they need to move beyond the scope of these simple tests and investigate the various threats to their system that might be more difficult to identify on their own.
Each security risk assessment software package will provide a detailed report of the vulnerabilities found in the systems, along with the measures that have been taken to mitigate this vulnerability.